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Manufacturers of water and waste-water treatment plants say there has been a 30 per cent increase in awareness of recycling facilities over the past five years. File Photo
Manufacturers of water and waste-water treatment plants say there has been a 30 per cent increase in awareness of recycling facilities over the past five years. File Photo

Treat it right

With water shortage becoming acute, many city residents are turning to water and sewage treatment facilities. But, often, maintenance of such units proves a hindrance »
The I,J and K stands can seat
nearly 12,000 spectators — PHOTO: K. PICHUMANI

Chepauk: the wait for planning permissions

Civic body to wait till decision on permissions; TNCA says matches will go on »
There have been quite a few instances of passengers being denied boarding passes despite being only slightly late —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

When even minor delays upset plans

On 23 March, 20-year-old Ankit Khanna finished his college exam and rushed to Chennai airport to catch an Air India flight to New Delhi for a job interview. When Mr. Khanna reached the airline coun... »
Aruna Srinivasan was murdered by her boyfriend on March 9—Photo: Special Arrangement

20 days after murder, suspect still elusive

Nearly a month after Dinesh Kannappan (25), a BPO employee, fled after allegedly murdering his girlfriend and unsuccessfully trying to dump her body, police are yet to trace him. Police say one rea... »
The Corporation and the traffic police conducted a survey on illegal parking before filing the report—Photo: M. Karunakaran

Many restaurants lack traffic clearances, says report

Several eateries/restaurants are functioning in the city without obtaining traffic clearance from the city police.This is what figures in a joint report submitted by the police and the Chenn... »
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CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Water infrastructure, a problem in added areas

Even as efforts are on to implement water supply schemes in the added areas, several suburban residents complain they are forced to purchase water due to inadequate supply.What’s more: resi... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

A taxi driver’s life-saving act

It is an act of true heroism to prioritise the safety of those dependent on you, especially at a time of acute personal distress. By this marker, D. Balachandran is as heroic as they come.Ba... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Inclusion, a myth in autism: experts

P. Malar had to visit 10 schools before one finally agreed to take in her son. Most schools initially agreed but hesitated when she told them he had autism.“They would say they wanted to see... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Four teenagers held for murder

Four school students have been sent to a juvenile home in Kellys on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old man whose decomposed body was discovered in Mangadu on Monday afternoon. T... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

College Day celebrated

Students should be encouraged to think critically, and educational institutions play a key role in that, said N. Ravi, vice-chairman, Kasturi and Sons Limited. He was addressing the gathering of fa... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

6 DMDK MLAs suspended for next session too

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution suspending six DMDK MLAs for 10 days in the next session as well even as the Opposition staged a walk out calling the punishment “too harsh.”... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Teachers expect more full mark scorers in Plus Two exam

With the corrections for Class XII exam papers taking place, teachers say they expect a large number of centums and students who score 99 in different papers in all the streams.Some years ag... »
Chilling out:The vitamin-rich muskmelon is readily available during the summer and is an excellent way to stay cool —Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, April 1, 2015

When temperature soars, drink up and stay cool

Are you a summer person, who likes to or has to roam about under the clear blue skies?If so, then ensure you get enough hydration through the summer, since dehydration is a serious risk for... »
A recent picture shows a portion of wall from which a granite slab had come off, at the Chennai airport. -Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Airport amenities to get better soon

Passengers at the domestic and international terminals can soon hope for better maintenance of utilities, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R.K. Srivastava said.This will be made possi... »
Le Yucheng, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to India. —Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

China planning to set up Consulate General in Chennai

A substantial Chinese participation is expected at the forthcoming Global Investor Meet to be held in Chennai in May this year. Not just that, China has also proposed to establish a Consulate Gener... »

A taxi driver’s life-saving act

Of sacrifices and celebration

Complaint against online release of songs

‘Schools need to rethink grading mechanisms’

Unions refuse ‘new pension scheme’

Residents fear encroachment

Crash barriers come up on Wall Tax Road

Education, the musical way

V. Jayanth, senior managing editor of‘The Hindu’, was given the Excellence in Journalism award by Governor K. Rosaiah—Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Rotary awards four city personalities

Governor K. Rosaiah, on Tuesday, commended Rotary International’s contribution in making India a polio-free nation.Speaking at an awards function organised by Rotary Club of Madras-Chenna Pa... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

E.U. film fest begins

For residents who wish for a glimpse into the window of contemporary life in Europe, the 20{+t}{+h}European Union Film Festival is a must watch.It has been organised by the delegation of Eur... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Sanskrit exponent passes away

P. S. Ramamurti, secretary of the Egmore Samskrt School and the Surabharati Samiti, died on Tuesday morning. A resident of Vellala Street in Purasawalkam, PSR, as he was known to his friends, was 7... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Amid argument, man cuts off rival’s ponytail

An altercation between two men over a parked motorcycle ended in one cutting off the other’s ponytail with a knife.The act has landed the attacker in prison after he was booked on charges, i... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

HC gives govt. time to reply to contempt plea

The Madras High Court has granted time to the Tamil Nadu government till April 23 to file a reply to a contempt petition seeking to punish the Health Secretary, Director of Medical Education and th... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Govt. rules out probe into Udangudi project delay

Standing its ground over the scrapping of Udangudi power project, the AIADMK government on Tuesday squarely blamed the DMK and the two bidders for the delay in implementing the project and rejected... »
Timely service:The lungs were transported from the hospital to the airport in just 12 minutes —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI/VISHAKAPATNAM, April 1, 2015

Patient in Chennai gets lungs from Visakhapatnam

In less than 20 minutes, a pair of lungs was rushed from Chennai airport, where the organs landed at 4.10 p.m., to Global Hospitals, where a patient was waiting in the operation theatre – via a gre... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Another glass panel crashes at Chennai airport

One more glass panel crashed at the Chennai airport on Saturday night, the latest in a series of infrastructural accidents at the facility.Around 11 p.m., a glass panel measuring 12X4 fell n... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

AIADMK defends stand on land Bill

Defending his party’s support to the Centre over the land Bill in Parliament, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday said it was not against the welfare of farmers and that the AIADMK would not... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Rail employee held for cheating job seekers

A 52-year old Southern Railway employee was arrested recently on charges of cheating job aspirants of huge sums of money.The suspect, Raman, was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB), b... »

The jury’s out on Highway roads

A taxi driver’s life-saving act

Patient in Chennai gets lungs from Visakhapatnam

Madhavaram lake revival project picks up pace

Man falls to death

Another glass panel crashes at airport

Protest over denial of old age pension


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